Reviewing my Boden purchases

You may remember way back when, I ordered a ton of clothes from Boden (a ton meaning a ton for me but not for people who shop regularly). How’d it go? Well, there were clear winners and losers.

The Winners:

The Pretty Shift
The Pretty Shift

 

A close up of the fabric
A close up of the fabric

 

I LOVE this dress. I need to get the arm holes taken in slightly (won’t be hard with my tailor nearby), but otherwise this dress is perfection. The color is fantastic. The texture is fun but still professional looking. Best yet, it is SO lightweight that it feels like you’re barely wearing clothes. My mom always taught me that if you can feel your clothes throughout the day, they are either not your size or poorly made. Clothes should feel effortless, and this dress certainly does.

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The Kensington Dress

This dress is a little thicker but not too much so. It’s perfect for warmer weather or with tights and a cardigan come fall. Classic and timeless and well worth the investment.

The losers:


Oh this one hurts….

 

 

 

 

The Flowershow Dress
The Flowershow Dress
Don't you just love it?
Don’t you just love it?

I coveted this dress for months. It was the first thing I looked for in the box and when I took it out I felt…. eh. The dress looks beautiful on the model, but in real life this dress sort of looks like a rejected Lily Pulitzer. The fabric is somewhat thin and the colors are actually brighter in person. I just couldn’t picture any occasion where I would want to wear this dress. Just goes to show that sometimes the things you think you want are really not for you.

Flower Organza Skirt
Flower Organza Skirt

I loved this skirt in person, unfortunately it was a little snug. The bigger problem though was that when I tried it on, the Mr informed me that he could see my light blue underwear through the skirt. So while the color is bright and the embroidery thick (it was a very good quality skirt), the sections between the embroidery were a little too thin for me. If they have your size still and you only wear nude underwear then this is a great get for you. I just knew there was too much of a chance of accidentally leaving the house with a color shining through.

All in all, I will certainly order from Boden again. They made returns incredibly simple (just use the provided label and drop it off at the Post Office). The things that I am keeping are fantastic and, with the exception of the flower dress, I wanted to keep my return because it was so beautiful.

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